Biofuel Production Operations

At the present time, hundreds of facilities worldwide are producing biofuels. Over the next few decades, many advances will be made in this field and hundreds of new facilities will be built to produce this type of fuel. This opens a new field for potential workers. For decades to come, biofuels will be produced and consumed in the United States, creating an ongoing demand for biofuel production workers.

The Biofuel Production Operations Online Training course will give you the education you...

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12 Months / 400 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES720

What you will learn

  • Describe basic math, physics, and chemistry knowledge necessary for a biofuel production operator to know
  • Know basic safety aspects related to biofuel production
  • Understand basic elements of electricity for energy production workers
  • Read technical process drawings
  • Describe basic operational elements of lubrication and centrifugal pumps
  • Be familiar with the natural vegetation sources that can be used for biofuels
  • Know how ethanol and bio-diesel is produced
  • Describe how basic fermentation systems and alcohol distillation systems work
  • Understand various methods used to purify biofuel

How you will benefit

  • Help the nation turn toward alternate energy sources
  • Jump-start your career in the alternate energy industry
  • Gain exposure to the technical aspects of hydrocarbons, energy, and industrial processes
  • Earn high wages, enjoy better job security, and have the potential to advance into supervisory or management positions as a biofuel production operator

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 400 course hours
  1. Basic Hazard Communication
  2. Basic Safety
  3. Basic Lockout-Tagout
  4. Math 1000: Basic Math 1
  5. Math 2000: Basic Math 2
  6. Math 2500: Basic Math 3
  7. Applied Physics 1
  8. Applied Physics 2
  9. Applied Physics 3
  10. Heat Exchangers
  11. Lubrication and Bearings
  12. Electrical Safety
  13. Electricity for Operators and Technicians
  14. Industrial Valves
  15. Compressed Air
  16. How to Read Process Drawings
  17. Basic Process Instrumentation and Control
  18. Pump Fundamentals
  19. Centrifugal Pumps: Operation
  20. Biofuels 1000: An Introduction to Biofuels
  21. Biofuels 1500: Biofuel Feedstocks
  22. Biofuels 2000: Bioalcohols—Use as a Fuel Source
  23. Biofuels 2500: Basic Fermentation Technology
  24. Biofuels 3000: Basic Distillation Technology
  25. Biofuels 4000: Ethanol Production Systems

This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course, however you must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 8 or newer.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

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This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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